(Closed) Help? What Did 'the Dads' wear at your wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Both of our dads wore the same tux as groomsmen, but with no boutonnieres

Post # 4
11482 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@beeintraining:  At my formal, evening wedding, my Darling Husband, all of his groomsmen, our ring bearer, and both of our fathers all wore full dress tails and white tie.

Post # 5
945 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Exactly what PP said they wore tuxes as did the gms

Post # 6
9129 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I think it depends on how formal / stringent / matching you want to be…  

We just told our parents the general colors and they dressed with that in mind.  My husband’s dad wore a light blue shirt and teal tie (one of our colors) with a dark gray suit.  My dad wore a white shirt and multicolored tie, a peach blazer (another of our colors), dark pants, and red Converse.  Haha silly guy, he looked adorable!

ETA: crappy low rez picture:


Post # 7
251 posts
Helper bee

Our dads, who already own black tuxedos, wore their black tuxedos, with black vests and ties (white shirts). No one could tell that they weren’t the same, as our GMs had one type of Tuxedo, Ushers had another, and Dads another!

All the tuxedos went together though, and in pictures you can’t even tell they aren’t the exact same unless you really look hard.

Post # 8
3400 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@beeintraining:  My dad wore the same shirt and pants as my groom, but he didn’t wear the matching vest. My dad & groom wore the same color bout, and the groomsmen wore a different color bout.

Here’s what it looked like:


Post # 9
12246 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Father-In-Law wore an identical suit/buttoniere as the Groomsmen, and the ring bearer (my brother) and my Dad wore an identical suit with a blue vest/tie (the color my girls were wearing) and buttoniere instead of a red one (like the GMs/FIL)

Post # 10
8575 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

My moms husband , is wearing the same tux as the gms.


Post # 11
5659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

My dad wore a tan suit, Father-In-Law wore tan pants and a navy sport coat, both wore ties that we gave them.

Post # 12
416 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Our dads both wore suits and white shirts, and we gifted them ties that were in the color scheme of our wedding.  Darling Husband and the groomsmen all wore dark gray suits, but I think our dads both wore black ones.

Post # 13
1031 posts
Bumble bee

Both our father’s purchased suits. My dad wore a 3-piece with vest and a shirt/tie that matched my mom’s dress. Father-In-Law wore pretty much the same thing without the vest.

Post # 14
1030 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@beeintraining:  Both the dads wore the same groomsmen suits. I gave my dad a white tie, same as my husbands to make him stand out as father of the bride though. 

Post # 15
7642 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@beeintraining:  Maybe it’s regional. I’ve been to 30 or so weddings and not once have the dads co-ordinated with the groomsmen or each other. Or maybe they did and I just didn’t notice. At my wedding (and ones I’ve been close to like sister’s and best friend’s) they each just wear wore a suit of their own choosing.

Post # 16
2651 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church

@beeintraining:  Both of the fathers at our wedding were larger men. They wore the same suits as the groomsmen but with vests in a different colour and with different ties and bouts than the groomsmen. The groomsmen had red vests with tartan ties (Scottish theme) and single white rose bouts while fathers had black vests with red ties and single red rose bouts.

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